Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

Paperback: $26.00
ISBN-13: 9780824813178
Published: September 1990

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440 pages
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  • About the Book
  • “Here at last is an accurate and enjoyable rendering of Lu Xun's fiction in an American English idiom that masterfully captures the sardonic wit, melancholy pathos, and ironic vision of China's first truly modern writer.” -Michael S. Duke, University of British Columbia

    The inventor of the modern Chinese short story, Lu Xun is universally regarded as twentieth century China’s greatest writer. This long awaited volume presents new translations of all Lu Xun’s stories, including his first, “Remembrances of the Past,” written in classical Chinese. These new renderings faithfully convey both the brilliant style and the pungent expression for which Lu Xun is famous.

    Also included are a substantial introduction by the translator and sufficient annotation to make the stories fully accessible, enabling readers approaching Lu Xun for the first time to appreciate why these stories occupy a permanent place not only in Chinese literature but in world literature as well.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Lu Xun, Author

    • William A. Lyell, Translator

    • William A. Lyell, Translator